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Rural Hospitals are Closing, Putting Remote Communities at Risk

Twenty rural Texas hospitals have closed in the past four years.

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Best And Worst Lawmakers Crowned In End-Of-Session List

From Texas Standard: Making a list of the best and worst lawmakers after each Texas legislative session isn’t quite as old as the legislature itself, but it’s still a time-honored tradition. Texas Monthly has put out such a list since … Continue reading

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We Wanna Know: Where does West Texas Begin?

Texas is a huge state – we can all agree on that. But in a place this big, how do you decide where a part of Texas begins? The answer we came up with might surprise you.

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For Elderly Inmates, There’s More Than One Way to Die on Death Row

Death row inmates often spend decades between the day they’re sentenced and the day they’re executed. That can be due to many factors – from lengthy appeals to the state being unable to get the drugs it needs to carry … Continue reading

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Public Radio Collaborative In Texas Gets Its First Leader

Press Release from NPR Member Station KERA in North Texas The Texas Station Collaborative — a combined effort of the four largest public radio stations in Texas — has hired its first leader. Rachel Osier Lindley, news director of WBHM in Birmingham, … Continue reading

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Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Most Earth-like Planet To Date

Big news this morning from NASA’s planet hunting mission. Dr. Mike Endl, a research scientist with The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, spoke with the Texas Standard about the mission. Listen back to our episode of West Texas Talk with Dr. Endl … Continue reading

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How A French Wasp Could Tighten Border Security

In South Texas, a bamboo-like reed called carrizo cane is wreaking havoc. It’s been described by border patrol agents as “Sherwood Forest”. Attempts to tackle the weed – including cutting, burning and bulldozing – haven’t done the job. Now the state … Continue reading

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Introducing “Texas Standard” – News, Arts & Culture By Texans, For Texans

There’s a new weekday news, arts and culture program coming to the West Texas airwaves – Texas Standard. Produced at KUT in Austin, with collaboration from public radio stations in big cities and small towns across the state, Texas Standard brings West … Continue reading

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KUT: First Same Sex Couple Married in Texas

KUT in Austin reports that the first legal same sex marriage license in Texas has been issued to a couple in Travis County. Sarah Goodfriend & Suzanne Bryant were officially married this morning, after a court order from a district … Continue reading

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